October 6, 2019 Subject:
Lost on Mars
This 1964 Hollywood science-fiction film was released a year before NASA's Mariner 4 spacecraft took the first closeup images of the planet Mars. While the Mars depicted in the film is inaccurate as we know it today, it is a curious artifact because represents the best depiction of the Red Plant known at the time, the fading days of astronomer Percival Lowell's idea of Martian canals. The film story is engaging and the matte art visuals are still terrific to view. American director Byron Haskin was a master at science fiction films ("War of the Worlds", "The Outer Limits", etc.). This is among his best films.
July 8, 2019 Subject:
Considerando el año de producción, una buena película con una trama ya conocida pero entretenida